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How to Write Your Literature Review

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12 December 2020

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This engaging guide by bestselling author Bryan Greetham takes students step-by-step through the process of writing a literature review, and equips them with practical strategies to help them navigate each stage. Each...

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This engaging guide by bestselling author Bryan Greetham takes students step-by-step through the process of writing a literature review, and equips them with practical strategies to help them navigate each stage. Each bite-sized chapter focuses on a specific aspect of the process, from generating ideas and pinning down the research problem through to searching for sources, citing references and planning, writing and editing the review. Chapters feature examples and exercises to help students apply ideas to their own work. 
Whether your students are writing a stand-alone review or one that is part of a dissertation or thesis, this guide is their essential companion.

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  • Includes helpful checklists and summaries to help students stay on track
  • Enlivened by examples and practice exercises which enable students to test their understanding and apply ideas to their own work
  • Short, focused chapters allow students to make meaningful progress in short reading sessions

Introduction
PART 1: TYPES OF LITERATURE REVIEWS
1. Stand-Alone Literature Reviews 1: Non-systematic
2. Stand-Alone Literature Reviews 2: Systematic
3. Literature Reviews for Dissertations and Theses
PART 2: SEARCHING YOUR SOURCES
4. How to Generate Your Own Ideas
5. Finding a Research Question
6. How to Search
7. Searching the Internet
PART 3: PROCESSING IDEAS
8. Critically Evaluating Your Sources 1: The Arguments
9. Critically Evaluating Your Sources 2: The Evidence and Language
10. Analysing Concepts 1: Finding Connections between Ideas. 11. Analysing Concepts 2: Adapting Structures of Ideas
12. Synthesis - Creating Patterns and Finding Gaps
PART 4: ORGANISING YOUR WORK
13. Managing Your Time
14. Managing your Material
15. Reading
16. Note-Taking
PART 5: PLANNING YOUR REVIEW
17. Deciding Which Sources to Use
18. Planning the Review
19. Integrating Your Review with Other Chapters
PART 6: WRITING YOUR REVIEW
20. Discussing the Literature
21. The First Draft
22. Finding Your own Voice
23. Style: Simplicity and Economy
24. Finding the Right Words
PART 7: USING YOUR SOURCES
25. Plagiarism
26. Citing Your Sources
PART 8: EDITING
27. Revision 1: Structure
28. Revision 2: Content
Conclusion.
This straightforward book leads students through the processes involved in undertaking literature reviews and offers structured advice for anyone wanting to learn the subtleties and nuances of reviewing literature. – Nick White, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Demonstrates a sound understanding of the issues students need to address when writing a literature review. A very useful guide which I will be recommending to my students. – Christine Porter, University of Westminster, UK
The author reassuringly acknowledges concerns that I’ve seen commonly arise with students who are tasked with writing literature reviews, and gives specific, practical guidance about how to work effectively through the various stages. – Margaret Wegener, University of Queensland, Australia
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Bryan Greetham was educated at the universities of Kent and Sussex. He holds a PhD in moral philosophy from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is currently engaged in research into moral thinking and the Holocaust, and teaches philosophy at the University of Maryland. He is the author of How to Write Better Essays, How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation, Smart Thinking,Thinking Skills for Professionals and Philosophy.

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Bryan Greetham was educated at the universities of Kent and Sussex. He holds a PhD in moral philosophy from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is currently engaged in research into moral thinking and the Holocaust, and teaches philosophy at the University of Maryland. He is the author of How to Write Better Essays, How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation, Smart Thinking,Thinking Skills for Professionals and Philosophy.

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